social stigma

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  • Social stigma — is severe social disapproval of personal characteristics or beliefs that are against cultural norms. Social stigma often leads to marginalization.Examples of existing or historical social stigmas can be physical or mental disabilities, disorders… …   Wikipedia

  • Stigma — (plural: stigmata) may refer to:In biology:* Stigma (anatomy), a small spot, mark, scar, or minute hole * In a flower , the stigma is the terminal portion of the gynoecium that has no epidermis and is meant to receive pollen. * The eyespot… …   Wikipedia

  • stigma — stigma, brand, blot, stain can denote a mark of shame left on a name, reputation, or character. Stigma, though often implying dishonor or public shame, usually applies to a mark or a charge or judgment that is fastened upon a person or thing or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Stigma (sociological theory) — In sociological theory, a stigma is an attribute, behavior, or reputation which is socially discrediting in a particular way: it causes an individual to be mentally classified by others in an undesirable, rejected stereotype rather than in an… …   Wikipedia

  • stigma — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ social VERB + STIGMA ▪ bear, carry ▪ Being an unmarried mother used to carry a social stigma. ▪ suffer, suff …   Collocations dictionary

  • stigma — stig|ma [ˈstıgmə] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: mark, mark burned on the skin , from Greek, from stizein to tattoo ] 1.) [C usually singular, U] a strong feeling in society that being in a particular situation or having a particular… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Social death — is a term used to describe the condition of people not accepted as fully human by wider society. Used by sociologists like Zygmunt Bauman and historians of the holocaust to describe the part played governmental and social segregation in that… …   Wikipedia

  • Social work with groups — Social Work with GroupsThe group process contains the secret of collective life, it is the key to democracy, it is the master lesson for every individual to learn, it is our chief hope for the political, the social, the international life of the… …   Wikipedia

  • social security — 1. (usually caps.) a program of old age, unemployment, health, disability, and survivors insurance maintained by the U.S. federal government through compulsory payments by specific employer and employee groups. 2. the theory or practice of… …   Universalium

  • Social Dancing — Infobox Album | Name = Social Dancing Type = Album Artist = Bis Released = 22 March, 1999 Recorded = Apollo Studios, Glasgow, Scotland Genre = Britpop Length = 42:30 Label = Wiiija Producer = Andy Gill Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5… …   Wikipedia

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